My family command center project is finally complete! It took about a month to get all the parts to become one, but I am thrilled with the result of this super functional space in our home! I’ll show you how all the diy projects and other details came together to create this area.Read More
Over the next few weeks, I’ll show you how I’m setting up our family command center. Today, I’m sharing how to make this easy chalkboard calendar which includes a weekly and monthly function.Read More
Here are the cabinets before...
And here are the items I purchased for organizing.
I sorted the spices by type and amount of use.Above the spices I added the under shelf basket to hold extra bags of coffee.
|The fourth basket is one I had on hand.|
I repurposed the tiered shelf riser to organize my teas.
|I love that I can use the organizer with or without the lid!|
To start I'm tackling under the kitchen sink. And, I'll warn you now, it's not pretty! But, this is real life. And until we can update the kitchen this is what I'm working with. 😜
To start, I removed everything that was directly under the sink. The shelf to the left goes into a corner and I only keep trays and large bowls that don't fit anywhere else. I did have some jars and cans I've been keeping to upcycle. Those went into a box in the basement until I can get to those projects.
With a clean slate, I started from the back right corner and worked my way to the left.
- This shelf riser was previously used in the pantry. It fit perfectly between the water pipe and cabinet wall.
I kept this cleaning caddy (which is actually a shower caddy) in the front because these are my day to day cleaners.
To the left of the shelf riser I added another narrow basket to hold extra cleaners and spray bottles.
In the left hand corner I added a second shelf riser with a shallow basket underneath.
In the basket I'm keeping extra sponges, scrubbers, and extra hand soap.
In the front left I added one more basket (which I had collecting dust in the basement) to keep our water bottles.
And finally, the space left in the front was a perfect fit for my girls' school lunch boxes. It is easy to reach, and makes our school lunch prep easy on everyone.
All in all, I only spent $4 on a few baskets and a shelf riser to take this space from cluttered to functional. When it comes to organizing, it doesn't have to be pretty and perfect, it just has to function for your needs. I hope this inspires you to take control of a cluttered space!
So, what am I making?
Wreaths- because you always need a wreath! And I love that there are so many different ways to style them.
Decorative trays- because I’m just in love with decorative trays right now.
Mason jar organizers- because, well mason jars are just soo cute!
Decorative vases- because as much as I like clear vases, I love to personalize them.
Canvas monogram art- because monograms! Need I say more?
How am I prepping?
Working on projects late into the night, after the kids are in bed. And, no I do not get to sleep in because I’m entertaining my 3-year-old during the day.
Shopping, shopping, and more shopping! I have to get the supplies I need to create.
Booth staging: the booth should be attractive and tell a story
Display setup: the products should look like they are in a storefront
Business stuff: how will I take payments; what packaging will I need; how can people find me? (business cards)
Personal stuff: what to bring for myself, i.e. comfortable footwear because I’ll be standing, water/snacks
I am using this multipurpose organizer for my trunk because I needed something that could hold my reusable shopping bags (that I'm notorious for leaving at home) and those other miscellaneous items that always end up in the trunk.
Ok let's get started.
used hot glue to attach one side of each fabric bin to the other. I only used the glue along the edges.
|These are the Dollar Tree fabric storage bins|
expanded the bins and went to organize my trunk
And that's it! A two step and $3 project. It doesn't get simpler that that. Now, your probably wondering why I'm calling this a multipurpose organizer. Well, after I opened it up, I had a thought that with a little finagling you could hang this vertically in a closet and use it as a hanging organizer! What I love about this is you can add as many bins as you want to fit your need.
In addition to the organizer, I want to share this simple first aid kit I put together to keep in the trunk. I have three kids, who are accident prone (they take after me). And, with both my girls in extracurricular activities this year I have to be prepared.
Cost $7 for everything except the ice pack (which I had on hand)
As always, thanks and God bless!